On Saturday April 27, North Haven Garden Club members Sue Dannenhoffer, Cindy Golia, and Marge Quinn attended The North Haven Trail Association and the North Haven Historical Society's a walk and talk on "Banton Street...The Forgotten Neighborhood."
Many people attending listedn to former residents tell stories of what it was like back in the day before the highways were builts and caused the area to flood. Because of all the recent rains, the walk was unfortunately a short one only allowing us to access just the beginnings of the trail. The marsh marigolds were under water along just about everything else. I can't wait to return to do the walk again when he waters have subsided and there is access to the "abandoned street and river trail to observe fences, rogue plants nad tree, and driveways to nowhere and foundations to where it all once existed." There are 3 benches along the walk to stop and enjoy the view and maybe the next time we are walking the trail we will be able to see and owl, eagle and other birds along the river in the pines.
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FUN FACT- Banton Street was once know as the "Savin Rock" of North Haven. The one time cottages from the 1920's evolve into a neighborhood of home to 3 dozen homes.
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